Booking for Variations 2023 will open in January.

The following information applies to Variations 2022 which has already taken place but we hope that it gives you a flavour of what is to come. Information for the 2023 course will be added before booking opens. 

The course fee is £525 (or £475 if booked before 31 March 2022).  This includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Five mornings of rehearsal with your assigned chamber group with coached sessions on most days
  • Individual advice and tuition
  • Larger chamber sessions in the afternoons
  • Masterclasses/Specialist instrumental clinics
  • The opportunity to apply to play a movement as a member of the Edinburgh Quartet in the ‘Apprentice’ sessions
  • Complimentary tickets and programmes for the Edinburgh Quartet’s two public concerts
  • The opportunity to play at the closing concert
  • Lunches, teas, coffees, home baking from Sunday to Friday (except for Wednesday)
  • Assistance from the Variations Manager who will be on hand during the week.


We require a deposit of £100 at the time of booking, with the balance payable by 1st June 2022.

Please note that Variations reserves the right to cancel your booking unless full payment is made by this date and that all deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, except in the unlikely case of cancellation of the event where full refunds will be made.

Participants are encouraged to take out insurance in case of having to cancel their place.

Booking for Variations 2022 closed on Sunday 1st May.

When you are ready to book, simply download the booking form* and send it with your payment to:

Variations Scotland
℅ Fiona Ross
1 Auchineden House,
Blanefield, G63 9AX

Email Fiona Ross, Variations Manager, at to discuss or find out more.

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